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Sweet Cheeks Dry Riesling

Our 2016 Dry Riesling begins with an elegant bouquet of citrus blossom, lemon, and a touch of lime, the mid-palate has flavors of pear, pineapple and minerals with a lively, crisp acidity.

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Sweet Cheeks Pinot Gris

Our 2016 Pinot Gris displays bright, youthful flavors of orange peel, citrus and granny smith apple. Nicely balanced, this Pinot Gris is elegant and traditional, yet vibrant and fresh-faced.

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Sweet Cheeks Pinot Fusion

Our 2015 Pinot Fusion is a proprietary blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. The palate breaks into a wide display of raspberry jam, plum, cocoa and a hint of spice. Unique and fun, this warm-spirited blend livens any occasion and is a versatile pairing wine, complimenting the flavors of a variety of dishes.

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Sweet Cheeks Pinot Noir

Our 2016 offers a floral freshness of rose petals, ripe cherry and raspberry. In the mid-palate a noticeable polished tannins and ample acidity that linger around with hints of cocoa powder and cinnamon spice that carry through to the vibrant finish.

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Sweet Cheeks Pinot Noir Reserve

A decadent and full-figured Pinot Noir, our 2014 reserve first boasts aromas of crème brûlée and dried blueberry. Velvety in texture and richly layered, the mid-palate evokes a flavor profile of lightly toasted pecans and berries, and a hint of oak spice and vanilla.

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Lady Hill Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2017

The fruit for the 2017 Lady Hill Pinot Gris was harvested from two vineyards in the Willamette Valley, including Champoeg Vineyard less than a mile from our production facility. Delicately pressed whole cluster juice was inoculated with a commercial yeast strain and fermented at cool temperatures for 25-30 days. A portion of the resulting wine was racked into neutral French oak barrels and allowed to progress throught malolactuc fermentation.

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Lady Hill Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017

Ample rains and winter snowpack set the stage for a relatively cool, wet spring, pushing back bud break to its norm of mid-April. Hot and cold spells in May and early June slowed flowering just enough to produce a higher than average number of clusters. Those of us that chose to thin for quality, saw a concentration of flavors, a fruitfulness and added complexity to this wine. Harvested at optimal sugar and pH levels the first week of October, the resulting must was inoculated with a combination of yeast strains to enhance varietal typicity and showcase the elegance of old vines. Pressed into a combination of once filled and neutral French oak barrels and puncheons after 12 months, the wine was aged sur lie as an added contribution to the textured mouthfeel and aromatic profile.

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Lady Hill Merlot Columbia Valley 2015

The 2015 growing season in Eastern Washington will go down as one of the hottest on record. A late season cool down was the savior for this early reipening vinifera, keeping natural acidity relatively balanced and allowing flavors to catch the elevated sugars. In the end, harvest was just two weeks ahead of the norm producing rich, robust fruit characters and a supple tannin structure. Lady Hill utilizes slow, cool fermentations that focus on fruit and create a soft plush mid-palate. This wine was barreled down in 100% neutral French oak to optimize vineyard expression. Lees contact and minimal handling throughout the aging process produce a rounded, creamy mid-palate and balanced structure.

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Lady Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

Lady Hill utilizes slow, cool fermentations that focus on fruit and create a soft plush mid-palate. Harvestd at optimsl phenolic ripeness, and fermented at cool temperatures with a combination of strategically selected yeast strains, this wine was pressed off the skins after 20-23 days and ages in a combination of once filled and neutral French Oak barrels for 24 months to showcase the beauty and complexity of this noble grape variety.

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Lady Hill Cuvee Elfrieda Zorn Columbia Valley 2015

Resolve and kindness to the palate are demonstrated in this beautiful Bordeaux blend. 5 different clones of Cabernet combined with an early planted Merlot; a west facing block of Cab Franc – vines sit above the Missoula Flood Plain, taking life and personality from ancient volcanic soils. Aged in combinations of oak, this is the winemaker’s selection of the best Bordeaux barrels from Red Willow Vineyard.

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Lady Hill Procedo Red Columbia Valley 2015

After harvest the grapes were carefully sorted and destemmed. The grapes were kept whole berry to slow fermentation and extend the cold soak. inoculated after an average of 6 days with a commercial yeast strain designed for cool temperatuers, the resulting must was gently pressed into a combination of neutral French oak barrels after 20-27 days. 22 months in barrel was exactly what these barrels needed to soften and intergrate tannins while maintaining acidic structure.

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Lady Hill Procedo Credente Columbia Valley 2014

The fruit for this wine comes from the two westernmost vineyards in the Yakima Valley: Red Willow Vineyard, and Slide Mountain Vineyard. These meticulously farmed vineyards are in some of the coolest parts of the appellation and located a high elevations, so the fruit has extra vibrancy and varietal fidelity. At Red Willow, grower Mike Sauer provided all the Sangiovese and Merlot for this wine, while Bruce Morford’s Slide Mountain Vineyard contributed the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Lady Hill Procedo Sangiovese 2015

Sourced from the East Chapel and Bluff Blocks of the famed Red Willow Vineyard in the western Yakima Valley, this Sangiovese is considered one of the oldest plantings of its kind in Washington State.

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Lady Hill AD Lucem Elaina Red Columbia Valley

Lady Hill utilizes slow, cool fermentations that focus on fruit and create
a soft plush mid-palate. The resulting wines are barreled down in mostly neutral French oak to optimize vineyard expression. Lees contact and minimal handling throughout the aging process produce a rounded, creamy mid-palate and balanced structure

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Lady Hill AD Lucem Day Star Red Heaven Columbia Valley

The combination of unique soil type, consistent winds and notable heat units have allowed Red Mountain growers to produce some of the finest Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre the Pacific Northwest has ever seen.

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Lady Hill AD Lucem Daystar Syrah Slide Mountain

A distinctive site, Slide Mountain Vineyard is a north-facing slope composed of basalt rock mixed with clay loam at between 1,300-ft. and 1,500-ft. elevation, well above the Missoula Flood plain, where most area vineyards are located. Because of its location at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range Mountains, Slide Mountain Vineyard benefits from good air circulation. During the summer, air movement helps reduce temperature extremes, and during the winter it protects vines against severe cold.

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Lady Hill AD Lucem Syrah Red Willow 2014

Washington’s Red Willow Vineyard has been a pioneer in growing Rhône wine grape varieties, including the Syrah that went into this wine. Ad Lucem wines intice the adventurous palate into the realm of the Rhône, leading the curious consumer beyond the familiar landscape of Cabernet and Merlot. Rhône wines fit a niche for those who love rich fruit and complexity but are looking for a soft tannin structure. 2014 was another warm vintage in Eastern Washington, creating rich, voluptuous wines with intense fruit character. The lack of significant heat spikes and plenty of cool evenings kept the skins relatively thin and acids balanced.

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